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Redownloaded it just in case, but here is the contents:
@echo off
setlocal enableDelayedExpansion
:: Automatically check & get admin rights

if '%errorlevel%' == '0' ( goto gotPrivileges ) else ( goto getPrivileges )

ECHO **************************************
ECHO Invoking UAC for Privilege Escalation
ECHO **************************************

setlocal DisableDelayedExpansion
set "batchPath=%~0"
setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion
ECHO Set UAC = CreateObject^("Shell.Application"^) > "%temp%\OEgetPrivileges.vbs"
ECHO UAC.ShellExecute "!batchPath!", "%*", "", "runas", 1 >> "%temp%\OEgetPrivileges.vbs"
exit /B


@echo off
rem Take the cmd-line, remove all until the first parameter
set "params=!cmdcmdline:~0,-1!"
set "params=!params:*" =!"
set count=0

rem Split the parameters on spaces but respect the quotes
for %%G IN (!params!) do (
  set /a count+=1
  set "item_!count!=%%~G"
  rem echo !count! %%~G

rem list the parameters
for /L %%n in (1,1,!count!) DO (
set "strexe=!item_%%n!"
set "strexe=!strexe:~-3!"

IF /I ["!strexe!"] EQU ["exe"] reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags" /f
IF /I ["!strexe!"] EQU ["exe"] reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers" /f
IF /I ["!strexe!"] EQU ["exe"] reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers" /v "!item_%%n!" /t REG_SZ /d "RUNASADMIN" /f

IF /I ["!strexe!"] EQU [".ex"] reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags" /f
IF /I ["!strexe!"] EQU [".ex"] reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers" /f
IF /I ["!strexe!"] EQU [".ex"] reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers" /v "!item_%%n!e" /t REG_SZ /d "RUNASADMIN" /f



I ran into this with windows 8.1 before, but this time I'm in Windows 7 Pro. It was working about a month ago. I've no idea what could be affecting it. Thanks, Shane.

I don't know how this happened. Was working a few weeks ago. Now I just get a blank cmd window. Including a short video showing what's happening. I even removed ALL context menu tweaks in case they were interfering. Also, ran the AIO repair tool.  Somewhere I borked something!

General Computer Support / Re: 8MB L2 Cache vs 4x2MB L2 Cache
« on: July 07, 2014, 07:38:20 pm »
So what I am asking is 4x2 equivalent to 8 or is there a difference? Thanks.

General Computer Support / 8MB L2 Cache vs 4x2MB L2 Cache
« on: July 07, 2014, 05:37:20 pm »
I've used Yamicsoft Windows Manager since the company came out and it has an option to "increase the Performance of your CPU"

For the first time I noticed the words "the received size by auto-Query may be less than actual size for multi-core CPU" I have an FX-8350 with 4x2MB and don't know if I should select 8MB or 4MB because I don't know if 4x2 is the same as 8 in this scenario. Thanks.

Defraggler runs for 8 or more hours MOST of the times I've tried it over the last couple of years.  I'm not the only person to report that issue. I prefer Autlogigistic'ss defrag program  though I just use Windows to trim my ssds. I only use system mechanic for a one time optimization. There is something that takes place in the "core conflicts" repair that greatly improves the responsiveness in my Windows 8 machines. Once that's done, I usually just uninstall it. :)

Anywho, that regshot seems really for people who are far more technical than I. The list it produced was really big and there  was no practical way for me to see what each registry entry does. Anyway, I chose to switch to a local account on my Windows 8.1 Pro machine and it's twice as responsive now. 

Recommend a program for the second option? Thanks.

General Computer Support / Re: How to get Windows 8.1 update 1
« on: May 27, 2014, 06:25:40 pm »
I was forced to use my 8.0 disk then immediately update to 8.1. I couldn't find a single 8.1 iso that is compatible with a Windows 8 standard OEM version (the one I have: ). Irony of ironies the link Newegg provides to upgrade the "OEM Full" version is the Professional Edition 8.0 (not 8.1) upgrade ( from the upgrade link), and it no longer available anyway. Last time I buy OEM.

Edit: Here's what I'm trying right now. I found Windows 8.1 with Update (multiple editions) (x64)  on Piratebay (murphy78 has tons of ISO untouched). I will add an ei.cfg file

if that doesn't work then I'll try:


Wish me luck. I don't really need to do this as my system is setup nicely, I just can't stand not knowing if this can work!

I would like to be able to monitor, track and later review exactly what changes take place when System Mechanic (or any other program) applies certain fixes. Is there a program that can do that for me?

The problem:

In many cases it doesn't tell you why something is a wrong. Example: Just now it told me "Your computer has 247 core data conflicts within the Windows communication infrastructure" and "Your Internet configuration is not optimized for maximum speed." In the past I've run the repair on the "core data conflicts" which resulted in a massive improvement in Windows 8's responsiveness (currently, I'm seeing slow disk transfer speeds when copying files even when using Teracopy, so am inclined to apply the "fix"), but I am still a little perturbed that none of these "conflicts" are detailed., hence the reason I want a way  to track what happens.


General Computer Support / Re: Error While Loading Hive
« on: May 24, 2014, 11:04:30 pm »
So no way to load a hive while in Windows even after a reinstall? This is why I gave up on modding. I suck at this stuff. :)8

General Computer Support / Error While Loading Hive
« on: May 23, 2014, 05:09:59 pm »
I exported my HKEY Current User key. To test it so I'd know if I could access it when I upgrade (again) to Windows 8.1 I attempted to load it by selecting  HKEY Local Machine, opening the file menu and clicking "Load Hive". When it asks for a name to give it I get the "error while loading hive" message.

After rebooting Windows, still showed the error 429. The drop downlist for the router worked. Then I clicked update, waiting till no more windows popped up, clicked okay. Drop down, no routers listed. Restart the program, drop-down showed the list of routers again. Only thing missing is the v2 at the end of the WNR3500L, but I assume it's the same procedure. Anyway, thanks. Nice to have this handy.

yes, the mdb file present. The tester create an error 429 (would be funny if it was 420  :artist: ) But the rest of the messages say successful.

Must be tired, I'm typing like a caveman!

Installed it a few minutes ago and it just won't update the database, nor even show it. Immediately after installing: After restarting the program: I have the Netgear WNR3500Lv2 BTW

Thanks for making me feel smarter everyday!  :tongue:

Yeah, but it creates the parent folder, ALL subfolders and all of their subfolders! That is inexplicable.  :omg:

You aren't going to believe this! Remember how all of my folders and subfolders were intact but missing all of their contents? Well, Everything (the famous file finder) found an identical parent folder with all of the same folders and intact files on another drive. I've searched my computer (not to mention I used file recovery programs) plenty of times and never ran across it. But Everything found it on the very same drive, But what really boggles the mind is that the existence of an identical set of folders and subfolders (all empty) could be created to begin with! Plus, I have no idea how the original version got moved. I have a spooky computer!  :evil:

Was just going thru your Advanced Tweaker. In the Windows 7 tweaks there is "Hide File" and "Hide Folder". Doesn't name any specific file or folder. What does that do and could it have caused such a behavior as what I experienced? Or is it just to add a context menu option in explorer?

I blame wizards! :evil:

By security flag I mean something make the files hidden by a  command of some sort. I even tried the unhide.exe from (twice). Also ran a couple file undeleters that produced zero results. As for size of drive before and after it would be a tiny percentage of the total space, so not even sure what the difference would be. Did move the folder onto another drive just now and the differences is less than 1MB.

Think I'm giving up.  Stinks because they were small programs and tweaks I always applied to a newly installed OS (from XP thru Win 8). I guess I have to start over. I've got a really, really old backup of the folder on a dvd somewhere (I think). Probably not even worth restoring from that even if I do find it. :*(

The first thing I did with Easeus Data Recover was a "shift deleted" file search. BTW before this happened I had run your Advanced System Tweaker. I don't see how it would affect files being viewed by my other operating system though. But I might have picked an option (there are so many!) that caused the problem. I assume there's some way to reverse all the tweaks (fingers crossed) to see if I did something wrong?

Good night's sleep gave me a clearer head. :) I am thinking there is some security flag placed on the parent folder that also affects the files in the sub-folders. So the questions is how do I discover what the security flag was so I can try and "unflag" it? Thanks.

He means when you try to run it, then check Windows Task Manger to see if it's running. I've had this sort of thing happen to me countless times and it's always some system tweak I'd done (my own, not his) that messed things up.

Yeah, the properties show 0 bytes (aside from a couple files I added today (3mb worth). Maybe system mechanic did something in the background (could have sworn I'd uninstalled that a week ago). But I never used it to clean files. I use Ccleaner and even then I manually select folders to clean (Windows temp 90% of the time). My memory (as in my brain) has taken a serious hit in the last year, especially short-term. Struggling to remember all the things I might have done since this happened. Too bad I didn't have system restore running on this drive. Currently running a surface scan of the drive.

Maybe I could look into the event history! I just don't know where to begin (always confused me). Plus, I don't know if what caused it occurred on my spinner drive system or my SSD system. Anyway, is there a way to specifically search for file deletion events in Event Viewer?

I never use the default location for downloads. I've always used a separate hard drive for those for quite a long time, especially since my system drive has been an SSD. Believe me, I've searched every thing. :) And there are several hundred individual files magically missing from all of their respective folders. All my other files and folders in the "download folder" are intact. But the microsofttweaks folder ("F:\Downloads\MicrosoftTweaks") and ALL of the many sub folders are empty, though the folders themselves are still there. I even navigated the folders via administrative cmd prompt and everything still showed empty. I'm currently running a raw recovery which, unfortunately, will produce a bunch of files with no normal extensions, but it will at least tell me if the files exist, assuming some security lock doesn't hide them, of course.

 :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: Not even the raw recovery found any files inside the folders--ANY! Even checked my Malwarebytes quarantine.

Already did that. Plus, it's also missing if I boot up my other OS (both Windows 7, only the newly installed one is on my SSD). Just boggles my mind. There must be some weird low level hidden flag but I've no idea how to find it. No other folders surrounding the "MicrosoftTweaks" folder are missing files. It's bizarre!

Don't know what happened, but I had a special folder I just used earlier today where I kept all my tweaking and repair software. Then about an hour ago I'm missing all files inside the folder as well as in all of it's sub folders. I've taken Ownership, checked security options, made sure I have full control over the folders. I tried exploring it from another operating system and all the folders are still empty.  I even ran a file recovery program and it didn't show any of the files the folders previously contained, which is impossible unless they are hidden even from the recovery software (Easeus Data Recovery Wizard, old and new versions). I am dumbfounded. Now I'm missing tons of resources I access frequently.  I'm uploading a short video where I show just a small selection of "empty" folders. (BTW if I try to attach the video the whole thread resets)

Hope you can help. Coincidentally, not long before this happened today I ran the Windows Repair All In One program to reset file and registry permissions to fix something else I can't even remember now, but I can't imagine that it would target that one folder and it's subdirectories and not any of the other stuff on that drive.

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